Mont De Marsan Tips and Racecourse Guide
Mont-De-Marsan is the capital of the Landes region and as well as being a dual-purpose racecourse, it is known for being home to a formidable training centre, which has produced a number of Group One winners. There is also an AFASEC racing school on site.
Mont-De-Marsan hosts around 12 race meetings a year from February through to November. The main action is on the flat, but there is also a spectacular cross country course for the jumpers.
Trainers based at Mont-De-Marsan include Didier Guillemin (won 2017 Group One Al Quoz Sprint with The Right Man), Philippe Sogorb (won 2013 Group One Cheveley Park Stakes with Vorda) and Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte (won 2016 Group Two Rockfel Stakes with Spain Burg).
In 2021 the Tour de France passed through Mont De Marsan.
Mont De Marsan Tips
The 1m4f class 2 at Mont de Marsan (11.45am) is far from the strongest race for the grade and I’m not convinced about the strength of the recent winning form of the likes of favourite Dakini (who nevertheless deserves consideration) and Mamluk. In contrast, Cape Cod was fifth in a good class 2 last time and he makes plenty of appeal.
He made a winning debut over this trip on soft ground at Clairefontaine in July in a newcomers’ race, pulling well clear with the runner-up (who has shown fair form since) of a modest field. Stepped up to class 2 company over 1m3f next time, he found himself a long way back on the home bend, but finished to really good effect to claim fifth. The third has since improved to win a Group 2 in Germany and runner-up Diverge is a really solid yardstick for the grade.
The return to this trip will help, the overnight rain should ensure the ground is on the soft side of good, and there’s every reason to expect another step forward from Antoine de Watrigant’s three year old. The trainer knows the family very well and has trained two siblings to gain black type, while his team have been going consistently well this term.
11.45am Mont de Marsan – 1pt win Cape Cod @ 5-1 (all firms, except 11/2 available with Skybet)
Mont De Marsan Top Trainers (2020)
1. Didier Guillemin 9 wins (22%)
2. Christelle Courtade 5 wins (33%)
3. Philippe Sogorb 5 wins (20%)
4. Jean-Claude Rouget 2 wins (25%)
5. Christophe Ferland 2 wins (11%)
1. Didier Guillemin 2 wins (66%)
3. Francois Nicolle 2 wins (33%)
2. Guillaume Macaire 2 wins (16%)
4. Christophe Cheminaud 1 win (50%)
5. Pierrick Le Geay 1 win (33%)
Mont De Marsan Top Jockeys (2020)
1. Jean-Bernard Eyquem 5 wins (26%)
2. Alexandre Gavilan 5 wins (15%)
3. Julien Auge 5 wins (14%)
4. Valentin Seguy 4 wins (12%)
5. Clement Merille 3 wins (33%)
1. Baptiste Fouchet 3 wins (60%)
2. Nathalie Desoutter 2 wins (100%)
3. Romain Julliot 1 win (50%)
4. Tristan Lemagnen 1 win (33%)
5. Kilian Dubourg 1 win (33%)
How to get there
Mont-De-Marsan is hard to access. The town is a 90-minute regional TER train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, which itself takes two hours by TGV from Paris-Montparnasse.
Mont De Marsan Top Races
Criterium des Landes (Classe 2)
Grand Prix de Mont-de-Marsan (Classe 1)
Grand Cross de Mont-de-Marsan
Mont De Marsan Map
Mont De Marsan Tips Archives
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